Letters to the Editor

Letter: Peaceful gifts

November 23, 2013


To the editor:

On behalf of the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice, we are asking all organizations involved in collecting donated gifts for children for the holidays to please specify: No war toys. This would include guns, soldier action figures, military paraphernalia and military themes in games, books and DVDs.

Let’s encourage our children to orient themselves toward a more peaceful future.


Leslie Swearingen 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Forgive me, but are the parents who forbid these things also the ones who know their children will never chew gum or drink a coke? Extremism comes in many forms and I am quite sure they can all be justified.

Never should one group of people try to earn brownie points at the expense of another.


4 months, 4 weeks ago

Too late. Already bought both of my sons handguns. Maybe next year.


Crixus Gaal 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Apparently Miss Wilke is unaware of the numerous peacetime humanitarian missions the military does do.

For example the tsunami relief efforts, medivac, casualty and airlift efforts in the Phillipines. The same for the tsunami in Japan, and the eqarthquake in Haiti.


Brock Masters 5 months ago

As I think about this a little more, I would like to point out that some of our finest citizens grew up with guns - both real and toys. Some of our worst grew up with neither.

It isn't the toys with which you play that make you who you are, it is how you're raised. The violence today is. to a result of kids playing with toy guns but the lack of parents taking the time to raise them to be decent law abiding citizens.


Brock Masters 5 months ago

Wouldn't it be great if one day all American boys and girls decided that they would never pick up or use a weapon?

Imagine what our country would be like? I can, open season for terrorist or countries wanting to possess ours.

We need military and police and yes, these good people use weapons.


Bob Smith 5 months ago

Give the little nippers a 50 pound bag of mung beans and tell them to mentally prepare for future disappointments in the brave new socialist world.


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